Why Austin Kearns and Not Chone Figgins?

The Marlins made Austin Kearns a part of their 2013 roster but released Chone Figgins and frankly, it leads to some serious head scratching. Look, these aren't the deals that will necessarily make a difference in the Marlins being competitive or not but it does display the team's thinking a bit. In Kearns, the Marlins retain a guy who has had a poor spring. He is 4 for 37 (.108) with no extra … [Read more...]

Marlins Spring Training 2013: Jacob Turner Sent Down; Giancarlo Goes For Two

Andiamoooooooo Giancarlo! Well, the play call I keep hoping to hear still hasn't surfaced yet, but if it did, you would hear it twice today. Stanton hit two home runs, one mammoth shot to the top of the batter's eye in straightaway CF, as the Marlins flexed some muscle and beat the Nats 8-5 today. Chris Valaika also went yard and our boy, Chris Coghlan hit a pinch-hit home run, too. Wondering if … [Read more...]

Logan Morrison An Illustration of Everything That Was Wrong With the Marlins

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Long on potential, short on production, to my mind there is no stronger illustration of everything that was wrong with the Marlins 2012 season than Logan Morrison. He spends more time on Twitter than he does analyzing his approach to the plate and refining his game. I even caught a tweet of his during a game once - and I am sure it has happened more than that. Let's get something clear - I am … [Read more...]

Wuertz, Green, and Kearns Added to Marlins Roster

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The Marlins made some smaller moves here in January - a far cry from last offseason, but positive moves nonetheless.¬†All three players, Mike Wuertz, Nick Green, and Austin Kearns, signed minor league deals with the Fish. Kearns made the team out of Spring Training last season and expects to compete for backup OF and a bat off the bench. He hit .245 with 4 home runs in 147 ABs last season with … [Read more...]